Blaylock Plumbing has been in business since 1938 and Jeni Blaylock has been involved in the family business for nearly 16 years. UAC Executive Director Rodney Jones sits down to discuss her experiences and her perspective on Unity 2016. READ MORE...
Unity 2016 Wrap-up: Spotlight on next-gen union plumbers
By Bob Miodonski, Plumbing and Mechanical Group Publisher
Speakers from management and labor focused on how to continue to attract qualified people to the plumbing industry, union and trade associations Feb. 29 - March 2 during the Union-Affiliated Contractors' Unity 2016 Conference in Pompano Beach, Florida. READ MORE...
New UAC Chair and Vice Chair
During the trustee meeting held in conjunction with Unity 2016, Tom Gent moved up to the chairman position and David Dodd was elected as vice chair. David was a Union tradesman from 1974 to 1988, moving from apprenticeship to supervision working for Union contractors in and around South Bend, Indiana. He became a contractor in 1988. UNITY 2016 PHOTOS...
Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program: 21st Camp Pendleton Graduation
Sixteen marines participating in the Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program at Camp Pendleton graduated from the 16-week welding curriculum. This is the 21st VIP class graduating from Camp Pendleton. READ MORE...
Zika virus: "Improved water and sanitation services are the best answer" – UN experts
According to the UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Léo Heller, the ongoing outbreak of vector-borne diseases in Latin America, including Zika virus but also dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya, is aggravated by poor water and sanitation services. When people lack access to safely managed water services, they tend to store water in unsafe ways that attract mosquitoes. In addition, poor sanitation systems lead to stagnant water and provide habitat for mosquitoes to breed. Control measures should include improvements to water and sanitation services. READ MORE...
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